Mike Lombardi moving on from New England

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After the Browns abruptly fired G.M. Mike Lombardi, he quickly landed in New England as an assistant to the coaching staff. Two years later, Lombardi is moving on.

Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that the split is amicable. If it’s not, it would be interesting to see the reports that could emerge in the coming weeks and months via leaks by a disgruntled former employee of an organization about which plenty of media outlets would love to dig up dirt.

Even with a positive split, Lombardi will be in position to share a unique perspective of life during #Deflategate — if he will or if he legally can, given the terms of whatever documentation he signed on his way through the door, during his time there, or on the way out.

Reiss reports that some believe Lombardi may be considering a role with the new Bill Simmons venture at HBO. Lombardi was a frequent guest on Simmons’ podcast before Lombardi was hired by the Browns. Lombardi also had been working for NFL Network when Eric Weinberger, who now works with Simmons, was calling the shots on who did and didn’t get on the air.

31 responses to “Mike Lombardi moving on from New England

  1. I don’t know what kind of relationship Lombardi has with the Browns, but I think he’d fit in nicely with their current structure. If they need a guy to work between personnel and the coaching department, Lombardi would be the perfect guy. Plus Lombardi understands the analytics and the football side of scouting. I think he could be the glue that holds everything together. If not, I think he’s awesome on TV. He would definitely help with ratings.

  2. What happened to that promised follow up to the ESPN hit piece about warm Gatorade and trash cans? Oh yeah just more lies and sensationalism, Lombardi would just confirm the Pats win because they are smarter, work harder and know all the rules.

  3. Lombardi seemed to have a niche in New England. I have to admit though, I always got a chuckle out of Browns fans nicknaming him “Dumbturdi.”

  4. Don’t count on anything particularly juicy coming out of Lombardi regarding the Pats.
    First, Lombardi has gotten a lot out of his relationship with Belichick and he isn’t going to burn that bridge.
    Second, ex-pats haven’t seemed to have anything bad to say about the team in the past, even if the parting of ways wasn’t an amicable one. I have to believe that things just aren’t as juicy behind the scenes in Foxboro as some would hope.

  5. Not a Pats fan but outside of trolls and the tin foil hat crowd the rest of us have already figured out if there really were any ‘dirt’ it would have been found out by now. But hey, it’s NE so that guarantees clicks.

  6. In all the years of this dynasty, many players, coaches and front office people have left the team and not one of them has admitted the team has done any of the things the haters and ESPN has said the team has done. Even Rex Ryan’s brother was a LB coach for the team for several years and has not anonymously leaked any form of rules violations. How can that be? Maybe, just like the made up deflate gate(Colt’s footballs below the legal PSI don’t matter for some reason), they win because they outplay and outcoach the other teams. The only thing 31 other teams and their fans are good at is whining and making things up about the Patriot’s as an excuse for losing to them for so long. Vegas has made them Super Bowl favorites so get read for another long playoff run! Oops, I forgot, when the balls are properly inflated Tom Brady will stink and the Patriot’s will lead the league in fumbles. That line still cracks me up!

  7. Nobody could understand the role Lombardi had in New England
    especially the assistant coaches. The asst. coaches had to be annoyed with the scenario where Lombardi could give intake to the head coach,
    yet really wasn’t responsible if the offensive play or defensive call did
    not work. I’m sure the asst. coaches are not too disappointed.
    In addition when working for Belichick, it is a grind. No one works like he does and no staff works as consistently year in and out as a his staffs. Maybe Lombardi was tired of the grind and wants to move on to
    a less demanding and more profitable line of work.

  8. .
    @2016stockmarketcrash

    ” Does anyone know what accomplishments Mike Lombardi has ever achieved?? ”

    Both Dion Lewis and Jabaal Sheard came to New England based on the recommendation of Lombardi. I have no complaints with the man.
    .

  9. Or, maybe he’s going to hook up with Banner again and offer their services to a team in need of a NFL GM dream team. Just like in Cleveland!
    Ah…Those were some fun times…

  10. And when you dig and can’t find anything… Make it up! They’ll always be willfully ignorant Trolls to spout it as fact…

  11. dontletfactsgetintheway says:
    Jun 18, 2016 10:36 AM
    In all the years of this dynasty, many players, coaches and front office people have left the team and not one of them has admitted the team has done any of the things the haters and ESPN has said the team has done. Even Rex Ryan’s brother was a LB coach for the team for several years and has not anonymously leaked any form of rules violations. How can that be? Maybe, just like the made up deflate gate(Colt’s footballs below the legal PSI don’t matter for some reason).
    ______________________________

    There an easy answer that you might underlook; Eric Mangini was a whistle blower for Jets Headcoach, reporting on spygate. So far, he never get a chance to be a headcoach ever again. Eventually it will scare anyone to be a whistle blower.

  12. I’m amazed this conniving backstabber got back in the league at all. Then again,consider who hired him. Banner and Belichick. At least he got a few bucks and Browns and Patriots stationery.

  13. simplegodfather says:
    Jun 18, 2016 2:17 PM
    dontletfactsgetintheway says:
    Jun 18, 2016 10:36 AM
    In all the years of this dynasty, many players, coaches and front office people have left the team and not one of them has admitted the team has done any of the things the haters and ESPN has said the team has done. Even Rex Ryan’s brother was a LB coach for the team for several years and has not anonymously leaked any form of rules violations. How can that be? Maybe, just like the made up deflate gate(Colt’s footballs below the legal PSI don’t matter for some reason).
    ______________________________

    There an easy answer that you might underlook; Eric Mangini was a whistle blower for Jets Headcoach, reporting on spygate. So far, he never get a chance to be a headcoach ever again. Eventually it will scare anyone to be a whistle blower.

    ——–

    Except for immediately after as the Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns. Where he failed as well. Then after a stint in the media he went to SF and didn’t do that well there either.

    Other than being completely wrong, excellent job inventing a scenario to suit your argument.

  14. favreisadouche says:
    Jun 18, 2016 4:05 PM

    Simply put Pats fans are vile mouth breathing Trump supporters.

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    Intelligent people understand that what sports team someone follows has no relevance on anything political. But nice try.
    It does seem that the poster has by process of elimination indicated that Pats haters speak and breathe from a different part of their body.

  15. jag1959 says: Jun 18, 2016 10:35 AM
    Not a Pats fan but outside of trolls and the tin foil hat crowd the rest of us have already figured out if there really were any ‘dirt’ it would have been found out by now. But hey, it’s NE so that guarantees clicks.
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    Another non-Patriot fan that is intelligent enough to overlook team bias in favor of applying logic and reason. My guess is that this poster is also smart enough to understand that air will remain in a sealed vessel, such as a football, while the air pressure inside the football drops when the temperature drops.

    It never seems like a fair argument when the trolls come to these Patriots articles armed with the same tired lies while the faithful Patriots fans, with the help of the intelligent fans of the other 31 teams, fight back the trolls with facts and science and logic.

  16. simplegodfather says:

    There an easy answer that you might underlook; Eric Mangini was a whistle blower for Jets Headcoach, reporting on spygate.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Mangini pointed out that a camera was in the same position the Jets had it in the year before, when Belichick reported it to the officials. Turnabout is fair play. I don’t think Mangini ever believed it would cause the crazy outcome that ensued.

  17. simplegodfather says:
    Jun 18, 2016 2:17 PM
    There an easy answer that you might underlook; Eric Mangini was a whistle blower for Jets Headcoach, reporting on spygate. So far, he never get a chance to be a headcoach ever again. Eventually it will scare anyone to be a whistle blower.
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    You really do just make it all up. Beyond Mangini being immediately hired to coach the Browns after being fired by the Jets and in spite of his 10-22 record there he made it back as far as DC in SF…and all that in spite of being a blackballed ‘whistle blower’.

  18. headwoundharry says:
    Jun 18, 2016 9:08 PM
    What is Pete Rose, I mean Tom Brady up to these days?
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    Preparing to win a record 4th SB MVP Trophy

  19. headwoundharry says: Jun 18, 2016 9:08 PM
    What is Pete Rose, I mean Tom Brady up to these days?

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    What is Pete Rose, I mean Peyton Manning up to these days?

    THERE…FIXED IT FOR YOU!

    Considering that information documenting The Bronco’s tainted legacy can easily be found online.

    All the separate instances of The Denver Bronco’s cheating, including Peyton Manning receiving HGH shipments to his home in 2011. While The Patriots once had a camera in the wrong location for part of a game in 2007. A single incident from a single game played almost 10 years ago, where a memo indicated that a camera needed to be moved to a different location within the stadium. A film that no teams got to watch because it was destroyed by the NFL vs. taking banned performance enhancing drugs. Hmmm…which one of those provided someone with a competitive advantage? Do you think that Pete Rose or Peyton Manning might have obtained a competitive advantage from using substances that are prohibited by NFL rules? Not a memo from the same year, but actual rules in the rule book.

    Everyone that is intelligent has already realized that Tom Brady and The Patriots never tampered with any PSI in footballs. This is what science demonstrates. You should know that at least 21 scientists representing universities from all over the country have officially and publically informed the court and the media that the weather conditions in Foxboro MA on January 18, 2015 when The Patriots played The Colts where the field temperature was 49 degrees and it was raining, explains that Tom Brady did not tamper with any footballs. This is further evidenced by the fact that footballs being used by The Colts also were measured with PSI readings below the mandatory 12.5 PSI.

    There is a big difference between imagined cheating and actual cheating. You may want to consider that list of actual Bronco’s cheating to help you from confusing Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the future. I guess that an avid Bronco’s fan can probably convince himself that Peyton’s wife needed HGH, while simultaneously ignoring science and believing that Tom Brady let air out of footballs. Maybe altitude affects the capability to reason. Do you also confuse Andrew Luck with Pete Rose?

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